What is this trend to illustrate almost all children’s books? It delays publication, frustrating the author, plus the struggling writer must give away a percentage of profits to the illustrator! If the book is well written, injecting life into the characters, there really is no need for pictures! As far as ‘promoting’ the story is concerned, well, any half-decent PR campaign will do the job. ‘Laugh, I nearly split my sides! Written for children, but can be enjoyed by anyone with a GSOH, after all, the inner child resides in us all!’ In conclusion, give your imagination a workout!